Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Art of Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock Holmes Faces Death




No more chasing Nazi spies! That's the good news in this sixth film in the Rathbone-Bruce series, from 1943. This one, very loosely based on "The Musgrave Ritual", finds Holmes and Watson in a spooky old convalescent home, facing such weird elements as a human chessboard and clock striking 13.

The posters show an interesting progression. The title card (above) features the original photographs of the main players. For the 1-sheet (below) those same photos were enhances with paint. And on the much larger 3-sheet (bottom), even more painterly effects are employed.



 

Enter the Rathbone-Bruce Poster Gallery HERE.

5 comments:

Ultimate internet store said...

Hi Davy,

This is an excellent blog. I think you should spend more and more time time to write. Ok i would like to invite you to judge my creativity. In this vacation i have done some work related to art like paintings and drawings i want you to make a visit once and judge tjem so i can understand my mistakes well and try to not do repeat in future. I just learned how to draw the paintings and drawing.So i hope you will visit my site.
Thank you.

Laurie said...

Hey Dave - have you seen the Sherlock Holmes movie yet? Just curious.

Evan Lewis said...

Ultimate internet store - Hello you to also.

Laurie - Nope. This week, I hope, when it's less crowded.

Kenneth Mark Hoover said...

Did you see all the Basil Rathbone movies on TCM this weekend? They had a Sherlock marathon. Good stuff!

Evan Lewis said...

Yikes! I missed it! Wait, I don't get TCM. Still, Yikes!